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 Goodman: “Selma” is the story of one of the key moments in the civil-rights movement, the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery, best remembered for “Bloody Sunday” on March 7, when the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge was violently attacked by Alabama State Police.

“American Sniper,” like the big-budget feature films pumped out in Germany during the Nazi era to exalt deformed values of militarism, racial self-glorification and state violence, is a piece of propaganda, a tawdry commercial for the crimes of empire. By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  January 25, 2015 Fandango “American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of […]

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Chomsky also pointed out that The New Yorker loved the film, saying, “it was great, kept to the cinematic values, said it was well done.” On the other hand, Newsweek’s Jeff Stein, a former US intelligence officer, deferred, calling it appalling

Behind all the bellicose rhetoric spewing from both sides there is a very disturbing reality: The International Criminal Court is a fledgling and fragile institution. Its mission is to do justice in a world governed by craven political interests and the exercise of raw power.   As the sun sets, Palestinians walk through the ruins […]

 MORE THAN two centuries after freedom of speech was enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution, that right is very much in the news. Campus speech codes, disinvited commencement speakers, jailed performance artists, exiled leakers, a blogger condemned to a thousand lashes by one of our closest allies, and the massacre of French cartoonists […]

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“and wooden poles had all rooted,
grown taller, sprouted leaves,
had given rent-free room
to birds, conspired at their bases
with weeds without permits…”

Welcome to the new world of American insecurity and to the nightmarish inheritance we are preparing for our children and grandchildren. Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch Tuesday, January 06, 2015 | As 2015 begins, let’s take a trip down memory lane.  Imagine that it’s January 1963.  For the last three years, the United States has unsuccessfully faced […]

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It’ clear that from the start—and I would really like to know how this program was incubated, who proposed it and why—the idea was to present Putin as a ruthless opportunistic climber; an autocrat (they call his government a “reign”), bent on personal aggrandizement, saddled with a pathetic Napoleonic complex that propels him to see himself as the savior of Russia, and therefore a believer in the logic of authoritarianism.

What does the movie American Sniper reveal about this country? What lessons can we learn about how to better keep America safe? By Adam Kokesh  MintPressNews.com  January 24, 2015 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up […]

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. . . Teach a man peace and he lives for a lifetime. Pentagon dispatches first batch of US forces to train Syrian rebels http://endthelie.com/2015/01/24/pentagon-dispatches-first-batch-us-forces-train-syrian-rebels/

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I think a great deal hangs on thinking through silence and silencing. Exploring the conditions for coerced silence and forced silencing can aid in envisioning the conditions for individual and communal well-being and the ability to build sustainable, caring communities, in my estimation.

When I went to trial, the military prosecutor told the judge, “Your Honor, Ms. Kelly is in grave need of rehabilitation.” But I think it’s our policy that’s in grave need of rehabilitation. We’ve already spent $1 trillion on warfare in Afghanistan and will be spending another $120 billion. The Pentagon wants $57 billion for this year alone. We’re squandering resources that are sorely needed at home and abroad to solve extremely serious problems our world is facing, problems like the climate crisis and global poverty.

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  Published on Jan 23, 2015 Interview with Bruce Gagnon, Founder and Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space recorded January 18, 2015. For more info: http://www.space4peace.org Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page […]

The protest was organized by 99Rise. A spokesman for the group, Timothy Brown, who was not among those in the courtroom told Reuters they spent Tuesday night practicing how they would rise in succession and shout slogans including: “Reverse Citizens United” and “Money out of politics.”

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Rabah JTL: You marched against refugees and asylum seekers, claiming Germany is their target for welfare and social security. Yet according to UNHCR, there are 51.2 million refugees worldwide. Germany cares for less than 0.01% of them. Is that too much to ask? Is such a humanitarian obligation too large for the Refugee Convention of 1951 that your government ratified? Or is it actually punitive, for example, in comparison to Lebanon where every fourth person is a Syrian refugee?

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Far from “clearing” anyone of anything, the panel’s report is just the latest element in a long string of cover-ups and deceptions orchestrated by Brennan.

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The SOAW.org website states: “In meetings with human rights organizations, these countries cited the negative human rights message this institution sends to the people in their nations. Comments from representative defense ministers include experiencing firsthand the horrors of tortures, detention, imprisonments, and disappearances caused by WHINSEC’s graduates.

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 Bloomington’s city attorney didn’t have to press charges. She had discretion. The scene at the Mall of America on Dec. 20. Bloomington authorities said last week that 10 members of the group had been formally charged.   Photo: Aaron Lavinsky • Star Tribune  Star Tribune photo galleries By MARK OSLER  StarTribune.com  OpEd  January 16, 2015 Just before […]

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 Largest Progressive Coalition Ever On Global Trade Opposes Fast Track BY KEVIN ZEESE AND MARGARET FLOWERS  LA Progressive  January 21, 2015 There is bi-partisan opposition in Congress to Fast Track and a large movement of movements mobilized to stop it. The corporate media is reporting that since the Republican leadership and President Obama support Fast […]

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Left dangling in the air was the indication that Harlow thought of Sterling as a possible leaker because he’d gone through channels to claim that he had been a victim of racial bias at the CIA.

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